Sweden's biggest literary success ever, Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, 2005; The Girl Who Played with Fire, 2006; and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, 2007), is getting a new sequel.
Bokförlaget Polaris has acquired the Swedish rights for three additional books in the Millennium series, Millennium 7-9, by Moggliden, which manages Stieg Larsson's estate and which is represented by Hedlund Literary Agency.
Three previous sequels, written by David Lagercrantz, were published between 2015-2019 (The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, and The Girl Who Lived Twice). Books 1-6 in the Millennium series were published by Norstedts in Sweden.
The Millennium series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide and has been published in more than 50 countries.
"We are pleased to have agreed with Polaris on the next step for the Millennium series. During the process, they impressed us by combining enthusiasm and a wealth of ideas with a keen understanding of the Millennium world,” says the Larsson family's representative, Magdalena Hedlund.
"The series about Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist is an incomparable epic and David Lagercrantz did a fantastic job when he took the helm. As a new original publisher, to take this deeply loved story further is not only exhilarating and honoring, but also demanding. We are grateful for the trust from the Larsson estate and will do our utmost, together with the right author and with respect for the origin, to manage the brilliance of Millennium. We look forward with confidence to continuing the creative process we have already begun and hope to be able to present further news soon,” says Jonas Axelsson, publishing director at Bokförlaget Polaris.